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LTC Stephen C.
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TSgt Joe C., I'm glad they named Secretary James an honorary Tuskegee Airman. However, I wish they had performed the ceremony at Moton Field, Tuskegee,AL, home of the Tuskegee Airmen!
Notably, Secretary James is a lifetime politician, and although seemingly well qualified for the position, she has never served in the USAF, nor is she an aviator. Ironic!
This from the article above. "Accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen and their 'Red Tails' have been widely celebrated over the past 70 years." However, Moton Field was only established on November 6, 1998 as a National Historic Site and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places the same day. The site has a temporary visitor center. Hangar One was restored and the grand opening of the site was October 10, 2008. Not quite 70 years of celebration at Moton Field!
When I skydived there in the mid to late seventies, but for the runway, the entire place was in ruins. Capt Marty Hogan Capt Seid Waddell LTC Stephen F.
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LTC Stephen C. I will concur- when making history you should honor it as well. I do find it odd when we honor politicians- have to keep the money source in place I suppose. Still a good story and it keeps the Red Tails in the public eye.
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TSgt Steve Waide
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Wow this is definitely something you don't see very often. Thanks for the article TSgt Joe C..
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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TSgt Joe C. What a great honor and well deserved! Thanks for the post Joe!
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